James 1 verse 12– “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial”.
Upon setting eyes on the title you might exclaim, but do they know my situation? Yes we do, I am sure most of us have been through circumstances we’d rather forget — times of emotional and physical pain. We like diamonds and gold must go through fire to bring the best out in us. Pain and suffering brings out the real person in us. We forget that blessings are not our accomplishments , blessings are a gift from GOD. Simply being alive is a blessing in itself.
For this month I am going to look at 3 blessings that we all have.
1/ WISDOM, knowledge comes from books, wisdom comes from GOD. We all have opportunities to grow as a person. Learning from our mistakes and challenges in life and being able to grow from our experiences is a great blessing.
2/ SERVICE, Mathew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers” As human beings we get many opportunities of being service to others. Do unto others as you want them to do to you, is a very famous saying. Letting someone with a crying baby get in the queue before you. Volunteering to work for a charitable organization. Being of service to others is a great blessing.
3/ RELATIONSHIP Our relationships with our family and friends are a great blessing. Cherish relationship in all the joy and sorrow they provide. It is better to have loved and lost then never to have loved at all . Having family & friends is a real blessing.
Thank you GOD for your word,” blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial”. I trust in you and pray for strength & wisdom to realize that I am blessed. Thank you for the beauty of your abundance that surrounds my life. Amen.
Suresh & Pratima Chandra.